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(Updated  April 18 2018
Total no. of  phone subscriptions: 1.207 billion (1207 million)
Mobiles    1183 million 
Landlines: 24 million 
Total no. of PCs: 150 million 
Internet users:  400 million  including  mobile Internet 159  million
Broadband:   327 million
(wired:  20 million;   wireless :  307 million)
TV owning houses: 150 million ( DTH: 54 million)
DTH operators: 6;     Private TV channel  826

Indian mobile phone market surges to  record levels in Q4 2017
Cisco Visual Networking Index 2017...the India numbers
Mary Meeker  Internet Trends Report. 2017 
GSMA study: Mobile Economy of India 2016
Ericsson Mobility Report 2016: India findings
2016 FICCI-KPMG report on Media and Entertainment industry in India


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Indian engineers of Texas Instruments showcase their innovation
Indian engineers of Texas Instruments showcase their innovation
OTP still rules in India
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IT happened in India
  Indian engineers of Texas Instruments showcase their innovation
Bangalore,  April 19, 2018: Made-in-India  innovation was on display yesterday in the Bangalore campus of Texas Instruments,  at the annual  ‘DIY with TI’  day.  The  global event held across TI’s U. ....
OTP still rules in India
Bangalore, April 18 2018: The OTP or One Time Password  still remains backbone of financial transactions in India, finds a study by  the leading Cloud Communications Platform service provider, Route Mobile. OTPs are now widely used in India even for non- payment activities like logging in on websites, creating profiles on social media platforms etc. ....
These are India's top marketing innovators
New Delhi, April 17 2018: When it comes to innovative marketing and brand recall,  mobile communication players  Reliance Jio and Airtel come up at number 1 and 2, followed by online retailer Fliokart, e-wallet  Paytm and  hotel aggregator Oyo. ...
Welcome Home Google!
Voice-activated speakers  can take over your home, and how! By Vishnu Anand Bangalore, April 16 2018: Remember Mona Darling, Bollywood's most popular, if  IQ-challenged  secretary? Or that  more contemporary variant, Cherry from Race 2, served Anil Kapoor's unorthodox requests for exotic fruits ? Secretaries have been stereotyped by Bollywood as glam dolls or arm candy. ...
Bangalore startup pioneers speech recognition in multiple Indian languages
Bangalore, April 15 2018: Indian Startup takes on multinationals like  Amazon, Microsoft and Amazon,in building speech recognition AI technology. ...

Education and e-learning
New Delhi Municipal Corporation teams with Khan Academy to set up tablet-based smart labs
New Delhi, 10th April 2018: In the endeavor to empower teachers and enhance learning outcomes of students, New Delhi Municipal Corporation has  announced its partnership with  well known e-learning leader, Khan Academy India (KAI) for making optimal use of tablet-based smart labs. ....
Bangalore engineering students design an Bluetooth atttendance system
Bangalore  March 20 2018: Students of MVJ College of Engineering here,have designed a Bluetooth Based Attendance Tracking System called a BT Proxy that helps in tracking the student’s attendance . If a class has a strength of say   40 to 50 students it might not be an issue to complete the attendance within 5 minutes, what if the class has say 100 students! The teacher may waste a lot of time in taking attendance itself. ....

Travel & Tourism Technology
Mihuru helps Indian travellers buy flight tickets on installment
Mumbai, March 29, 2018: Mihuru, a travel fintech startup based in Mumbai,  offers an easy and convenient way for travellers to pay for their flight tickets in EMIs, without needing a credit card or credit scores. Mihuru, which means “My Freedom,”  is cofounded by a woman entrepreneur, Mihuru  and is the first company in India to enable travelers to book their flights with a deposit of just around 20% upfront and pay the balance in installments before they fly. ....
Kerala Tourism reaches out to domestic tourists even as neighbour Goa denigrates them
Bangalore, February 14, 2018: As part of its domestic tourist outreach,   46  Kerala-based Tourism and hospitality companies interacted yesterday with local players  in one of the biggest such business to business ( B2B) exercises seen in the Silicon City. ....

Global award for Amrita University & Wipro's diabetic solution
Bangalore, February 24, 2018: Global information technology, consulting and business process services company Wipro and Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham have jointly won the Aegis Graham Bell Award 2017 in the ‘Innovation in mHealth’ category. ....
Wellthy diabetes app features a day-long motivator
Mumbi, February 18 2018:  ‘India’s first clinically tested diabetes ‘digital pill’ for physicians, by physicians  was  launched in Mumbai’o0n February 16 at a conference held by the Maharashtra chapter of the Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI). ....
Fertility is first of many tests supported by Inito diagnostic device
Bangalore, January 11 2018: When  alumni Aayush Rai and  Varun A.V. from IIT Roorkee and IIT Madras respectively  set up medical tech startup Inito in Bangalore, they  worked on one premise: the average Indian had more than one medical need. ...

Product Pulse
MotoZ2 Force is a break-proof beauty
The Moto Z2  Force is a  sturdy  tool for  chronic camera clickers Bangalore, April 16 2018: Since the    Moto Z2  Force  phone  was launched in the West some months ago, I had read about its shatter-proof  display. ....
Itel S42 is a Crossover King!
The Itel S42, is an affordable India-centric device for those moving up from feature phones April 8 2018: When Cyber Media  Research  did  its last survey of cell phones in India,  it  came up with a dark horse:  Tying with Xiaomi for second place in the market, was another China brand called Itel from Transsion. ....
Oppo F7 is fueled by AI
The Oppo F7 uses AI  to make your selfies look stunning April 2 2018: In the  crowded  smart phone market today, there are run-of-the-mill selfie phones and then there are selfie phones that really do justice to your face, even in extreme low light conditions. ...

IT's for you
  Customer relations management is the key...
April 10, 2018 - At the end of 2017, worldwide customer relationship management (CRM) software revenue overtook that of database management systems (DBMSs), making CRM the largest of all software markets,  finds  Gartner. Worldwide CRM software revenue amounted to $39. ....
Toreto brings wireless power bank to India
April2 2018: If chargers can be made wireless by Qi technology, why not powerbanks?  Hong Kong based Toreto recently brought its Wireless power bank, Zest Pro to  India. This is a 10,000 mAh Lithium-Polymer   battery that   lets you charge your Qi-enabled  phones or tablets by just placing them on the power bank. ....
India Smart Cities Forum and Smart Villages Forum sees significant EU presence
New Delhi,  February 15 2018: India. India m2m + iot Forum  delivered yet another successful  conference -- the 5th edition of the forum, which hosted India Smart Cities Forum and India Smart Villages Forum, in Delhi recently. ...
Be your own DJ!
Have a blast -- without a central music player or speaker Bangalore, Februry 12 2018: AmpMe  is a popular app that allows you  to connect mobile devices with multiple  friends  and start a party without  a DJ to run the show. ...
SPOT Forum is big success in quest to secure a Cashless India
SPOT (Secure Payment Omni-Digital Transactions) Forum, an independent platform that aims at bringing together Security, Risk and Fraud management professionals from the entire Payments and Merchants ecosystem in India to discuss, debate and evaluate digital payment security strategies and technologies, whilst exploring the challenges from frauds, was held for the first time at Sofitel BKC – Mumbai. ...

IT people
  Leon Yu is regional head in India and South Asia for Asus
April 15 2018: Taiwan-based mobile tech leader ASUS, has appointed  Leon Yu, as the Regional Head for India and South Asia. Leon joins ASUS India from ASUS Middle East to assume the responsibility from Peter Chang, who has now moved to ASUS headquarters in Taiwan, and heads the Market Development Center for APAC. ....
Santanu Battacharya to be Airtel's Chief Data Scientist
 New Delhi  April 5 2018: India’s largest telecommunications service provider, Airtel,  (“Airtel”), has appointed Dr. Santanu Bhattacharya as its Chief Data Scientist. Santanu has a Ph.D. from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, is an MIT Sloan and MIT Media Lab alum and BTech from IIT (Bombay). ....
Debjani Ghosh takes over as NASSCOM President
April 4 2018: Debjani Ghosh, former Managing Director, Intel South Asia, takes office as NASSCOM President, succeeding  R Chandrashekhar, upon the completion of his term. ...

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India now proud owner of indigenous navigation satellite system
SRIHARIKOTA: India’s long cherished dream of owning an indigenous navigation satellite system, officially known as NavIC (navigation with Indian constellation), has been accomplished as ‘workhorse’ Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C41) successfully launched IRNSS-1I, eighth and the last satellite of the IRNSS constellation into the targeted Sub-Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit on Thursday. Within a month from now, the space agency will start rolling out a slew of navigation applications.  NEW INDIAN EXPRESS APRIL 13 2018

You're not Facebook's customer. You're Facebook's product.
Over the past several days, lawmakers and pundits have professed shock and anger over the actions of Trump campaign contractor Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy, in scraping loads of personal data from Facebook. Many of these criticisms and attacks assume that the issue is unique and aberrant. But in reality, the exploitation and commercialization of personal data may well be the point of social media platforms. Facebook needs to face tough questions...... THE WEEK (USA)  March 21 2018

The Future of jobs
Why India must embrace the new era of artificial intelligence, blockchain and robots...A McKinsey report estimates that 400-800 million people around the globe could be displaced by automation and will need to find new jobs by 2030, for which they will require new skills. There will be considerable need for re-skilling and training. ​OpEd by Amitabh Kant  in Times of India February 22 2018 Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, 


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